Re: PATA and upgrading to SATA harddrive.
Do i have to install the Serial ATA controller driver or motherboard drivers
when installing Vista in a new blank SATA harddrive or can i just install
> "GT" <GT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > I'm replacing it because my harddrive is loud. Do i have to format a sata
> > drive or can i just plug the sata harddrive in the sata connectors and
> > install the OS
> Some board will let you do just that, some won't.
> This is what I think you want to do. Disconnect you old drive,
> then connect the sata and boot to bios. See if the sata is recognized by
> the bios if it is your all set. Put you OS disk in the cd drive and boot to
> All fresh drives must be partitioned and a quick format will do. Now install
> the OS.
> When done with the OS install you should install the chipset drivers for the
> video and sound drivers and any other drivers you need to make the devices
> That's it in a nutshell. Good luck
> > "BigJim" wrote:
> >> "GT" <GT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:E9D8389B-430E-452A-82AC-FE81257D79F6@microsoft.com...
> >> > my motherboard support this configuration:
> >> > 2 IDE connectors Supports: (my main setup) Pata 160gb HD connected to
> >> > the
> >> > primary IDE Blue. 2 Optical drive using a single flat ribbon
> >> > primary/slave
> >> > setup connected to the secondary IDE connectors black
> >> > 2 SATA connectors Supports: Not in used but enabled by default in bios.
> >> > should i disable this since it's not use.
> >> not necessary
> >> > I'm thinking of getting a SATA harddrive since the price for both
> >> > PATA/SATA
> >> > is the same now but i want to find out how to configure a SATA
> >> > harddrive.
> >> > Can
> >> > i use a SATA/300 Harddrive in SATA 150 connectors?
> >> >
> >> yes, just check the jumpers on the drive. It is configerable to 300 or
> >> 150.
> >> > I have two optical drive connected on a single flat ribbon DVD-RW drive
> >> > as
> >> > primary and CD drive as secondary. the flat ribbon is connected in the
> >> > secondary IDE connector in motherboard. Once i upgrade my harddrive to
> >> > SATA
> >> > do i remove the optical drive flat ribbon and place it to the primary
> >> > IDE.
> >> > Now both optical drive is connected on different IDE connector. So
> >> > basically
> >> > i have this setup harddrive connected to SATA connector, DVD-RW Drive
> >> > connected to primary IDE connector, CD-drive connected to secondary IDE
> >> > connector. is this the right setup or do i just leave the optical drive
> >> > in
> >> > the same connections.
> >> you can leave them as is, you can add the sata drive for backup.
> >> You don't have to disable your primary boot drive. you will have to
> >> partition and format the drive.